Make friends with him if you can. Keep in touch. He obviously liked your ideas, but didn’t like doing it with you. What can happen in the future?
- You make the idea work and he doesn’t. In this case, he was wrong about you and, if you are more friendly, he could still get involved.
- He makes it work and you don’t. In this case, he was right about you. Learn from him what he saw that you didn’t.
- You both succeed. In that case, you are competitors and in business it is important to know your competitors so you can understand how to position yourself against them.
- You both fail. This is the most...